Vancouver Sky Train/Sea Bus excursion - part 1

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June 11th 2015
Published: June 12th 2015
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My Langley sister & I spent a day riding the Vancouver Skytrain & Seabus, stopping now & then to see the sights. This blog features photos from the Brentwood Mall & Science World/Main Street stations.

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Brentwood Mall (aka Brentwood Town Center), which is located in north Burnaby at the corner of Lougheed Highway & Willingdon Avenue, has its own SkyTrain station.
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br - View from the station

which has an attractive wooden ceiling.
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br - Inside the mall

which has an unusual tent canopy roof.
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br - The canopy roof from a distance

The mall, which opened in 1961 as a partial open air strip center and enclosed mall, is currently undergoing major redevelopment & expansion. More info:

Science World, officially Telus World of Science since 2005, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization. Located at the end of False Creek, it has featured many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years. Prior to being handed over to Science World by the City, the building was referred to as Expo Centre during Expo 86.
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sw - Back side

When Vancouver was chosen to be host for the 1986 World's Fair (Expo 86), a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome was designed by Expo's chief architect Bruno Freschi to serve as the fair's Expo Centre. Construction was completed by early 1985. More history & name changes available here:

The current name has not affected the nearby SkyTrain station. The general public still refers to it as Science World. Skytrain/Seab bus info:
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sw - = Solar bike tree
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sw - Ken Spencer Science Park

Science World’s underwent renovations after the 2010 Winter Olympics. The indoor renovations were completed in mid-2012 and the adjacent Ken Spencer Science Park opened in late 2012.
sw - Lots of things for kids to see & dosw - Lots of things for kids to see & do
sw - Lots of things for kids to see & do
 sw - Ultimate Dinos exhibit sw - Ultimate Dinos exhibit
sw - Ultimate Dinos exhibit

more info:
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sw - Dino's tail

all recycled material.
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sw - Chime wall

using recycled metal.
BC Place, home of the BC Lions.  (bc)BC Place, home of the BC Lions.  (bc)
BC Place, home of the BC Lions. (bc)

Dome of Rogers Arena visible on the right. BC Place, on the banks of False Creek in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province & is billed as Western Canada’s premier venue for live entertainment! In addition to being the home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC & the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the venue also hosts high school sporting events, exhibitions &and world-class music concerts.

13th June 2015

Vancouver sights
Wow! The photos show what a beautiful area our stop on the Sky Train is. Good research on Science World and BC Place.
13th June 2015

Thanks, Rainy. Brought back memories from my year in Vancouver. In addition you gave me a beautiful picture of all the additions to that area.
14th June 2015

Wonderful memories
I still remember the science centre, even though it was a long time ago since I visited that place!

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